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Rosetta’s self-portrait at Mars. By European Space Agency, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons ." Selfies. Definitely notorious in the digital world. Who hasn't wrinkled up their nose in disgust at a friend’s shameless self-promotion or puckered up a duck face for the camera? Or maybe selfies...

What’s the helium situation? …and other updates on stories we covered last year. Helium Although we’re still not comfortable with the frivolous use of helium gas in party balloons, a recent discovery certainly gives MRI fans, astronauts and the boffins at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear...

With Halloween just around the corner, how about a little creepy science for the season? Zombies are real. Yes, you read that one right. The undead do exist, and not just in fiction…but maybe I should clarify before you dive right back behind the sofa. Relax; it’s...

Peanut butter for non-allergic babies may reduce later allergies: http://t.co/6ZWc1ItSnD #BehindTheHeadlines pic.twitter.com/WOJzabsYWS — NHS Choices (@NHSChoices) February 25, 2015 How do I know it’s OK? This often goes through my mind when I’m writing about science. The mere fact that I’m a scientist doesn’t give me authority...